otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and black, settling more into burnt black woods. Fluffy tan head fades slowly with bubbles sticking to the sides of my glass. Swirls dark and bubbly and clumpy.
Chocolate! Did someone say chocolate? Order chocolate? Because chocolate is on the menu, yes indeed, and I like it. Brownies, fudge, milk chocolate bars. Milk chocolate up front, dry chocolates in the back. Dense, decadent, and chewy and I haven’t even tasted it. Roasty along the edges. Touch of tartness and tannins in the back – black cherry skins. Fudge covered raisins in the middle.
Creamy chocolate decadence. Vanilla bean and cream and milk chocolate in the front through the middle. Dry parching finish of burnt crumbly almost ashen chocolates. Black cherry skins contribute parching thirst-inducing bitterness which balances the rich chocolate decadence. More fudge, brownies, and chocolate cake, ohmy.
Delicious! I love Harpoon and their beers the more I drink them. Quality, consistency, and flavor. They are delicious and as simple and complex as you what them to be without be inferior or insipid. Chocolate Stout, why yes I will.
Gachupines (1047) - USA - APR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate. Flavor is very chocolate with a somewhat thin body. Big flavor though.
MikeJslc (767) - USA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black, opaque, tan head. Aroma of biscuity/nutty malt with lots of chocolate, light roast. Flavor: deep chocolate, a slight roasty edge, hints of caraway and licorice, dark bread crusts.
rdixon77 (1440) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Chocolate through and through. Bitter more than sweet which I am okay with. Not the best chocobeer, but it works in a pinch.
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml (from Puerto Rico)
Dark, almost opaque color, small steady beige head. Aroma has strong chocolate and mud cake. Medium-bodied. Dark chocolaty flavor too, mudcake, toasted maltyness. I am not a big fan of these "chocolate beers which taste only chocolate" but well-brewed. Sweet stout with lots of sweetness and low bitterness.
raymow (978) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled - very dark in appearance with a reddish tinge to it. Super sweet aroma. Super chocolatey - tastes like chocolate syrup was added.
rjplumer (623) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet dark chocolate aroma. Black body with a light brown head that quickly thins. Dark unsweetened chocolate taste that I can’t identify. Roasted malt is more present than the chocolate in the taste. Mildly bitter.
DialSquare (3250) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: blackish pour, thin tan head. big chocolate aroma with a bit of nutty. tastes are cocoa, chocolaty, light bitter. - 7.2
umich03jm (2550) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a thick ring. Aroma is like a melted chocolate bar with a hint of nuts and marshmallow. Taste has a light sweetness up front but a dry and bitter finish. Chcoolate is way more mild than expected. More generic roast and bitter chocolate, some nuts, not much else. Sorta bland for a chocolate beer.
Ed5388 (2481) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Poured a thin black color with a small dark tan head of foam. Aroma of Cocoa puffs, dark roasted malts, and marshmallows. Taste is full of bakers chocolate, with notes of burnt malts, earth, and vanilla.
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brick House. Poured a deep Tootsie Roll brown with hardly any head. Aroma is damn nice, loads of chocolate, chocolate milk, cocoa beans and some well done bread. Body is medium with soft stingy carbonation, could definitely be thicker and creamier. Flavor is good but not as good as aroma. Notes of cocoa powder, chocolate muffins and dark toast. Solid for Harpoon at least.